Community Programs and Health Education

At Sharp, we realize that nothing is more important than your health. You make choices every day that impact your health. Whether you need a support group, health education classes or assistance during financial difficulties, there is help. Learn more about Sharp's community programs, sponsorships, health education and more.

2-1-1 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego is a free service that can help connect you to more than 2,000 community agencies that provide more than 5,000 health and human service programs in San Diego. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with an information and referral specialist. Assistance is confidential and offered in more than 150 languages.

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Community Health Worker Education Program
Community health workers (CHWs or promotores) are individuals who work in community settings and serve as connectors between health care consumers and providers like Sharp HealthCare to promote health education among groups that have traditionally lacked access to adequate care. For more information about scheduling a presentation please contact multicultural.services@sharp.com.

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Health Sciences High and Middle College
Sharp HealthCare and Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) together provide students with a broad exposure to careers available in health care. HSHMC students earn high school diplomas, complete college entrance requirements and have opportunities to earn community college credits, degrees or vocational certificates. Sharp links students with health care professionals through job shadowing and internships to explore real-world applications of their school-based knowledge and skills on the campuses of Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Visit Health Sciences High and Middle College or call 619-528-9070 for more information.

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Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program providing health care services for low-income individuals. For more information, call 1-800-541-5555.

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Medicare
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 and older. Those disabled or with end-stage renal disease are also eligible. For more information, call 1-800-633-4227.

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Multicultural Services
Sharp HealthCare's Multicultural Services Department is dedicated to increasing the awareness of Sharp and its programs, service lines, and affiliated physicians within San Diego's diverse community. This is done through community events, extensive media campaigns, public relations and strategic partnerships.

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Sharp Women’s Health Conference
The Sharp Women's Health Conference is a day-long health education symposium aimed to address the specific health concerns of women. Visit Sharp Women's Health Conference for more information about the event.

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Social Security
Social Security is a social insurance program consisting of unemployment, disability and survivor’s benefits. Information available about social security for teens. For more information, call 1-800-772-1213.

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ThinkFirst — Use Your Mind to Protect Your Body
Sharp HealthCare's ThinkFirst San Diego program is a comprehensive injury prevention program designed to prevent children, teens and young adults from suffering the lifelong effects of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Our unique education model incorporates health care professionals who discuss anatomy, physiology and potentially lifesaving information combined with personal testimonies from individuals who live with these disabilities. These individuals are known as VIPs (Voices for Injury Prevention) and openly and honestly share with students how making a different and safer choice could have prevented their injury. The program focuses on reduction of injuries as well as disability awareness. For more information, contact Shelly Atkinson at 858-939-4416 or at shelly.atkinson@sharp.com.

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Transportation Resources

Maps, Directions and Parking
Access maps and directions for each of our Sharp hospitals and find out where parking is available at each location at Maps, Directions and Parking.

Public Transportation
For specific transit information, visit San Diego's Traffic, Transit and Commute Information website.

Sharp Transportation Services
Scheduled van service is available between some Sharp Rees-Stealy facilities. For more information, visit Sharp Rees-Stealy Transportation Services or call 619-740-4288.

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We hope you find these websites helpful, but please remember that Sharp HealthCare does not control or endorse the information presented on these websites, nor do these sites endorse the information found on www.sharp.com.